Tag Archives: safety

Automobile Safety Systems ARE Subject to International Standards

– In all the discussions, which I have read in newspapers, or seen online and on television, about the Volkswagen “defeat device” software deception, there have been few, if any, references to international standards that should be applied to safety-critical systems in general and to automotive…

Balancing Safety and Security at Fukushima

– When diverse systems are integrated, systems engineers must often trade off security against safety, and vice versa. As an illustration, consider automated building-access systems. Safety engineers generally prefer building-access systems to fail open so that anyone trapped in a burning building,…